Fernando
~music and lyrics by Skye Pixton

For two years I dated John
We kinda had a good thing goin' on
Nicest guy you'd ever wanna meet
He looked just like a Boyscout if you saw him on the street

So then I dated Dave
Real thrifty guy, knew how to save
Already had his own 401(k)
He'll probably take his frugal-built estate into the grave

After Dave I met Nate
He didn't last past the third or fourth date
Couldn't stand how I was always running late
That's something that in me a man will have to tolerate

So then I tried Jake
He thought he had so damn much at stake/
He had a house, a car, a future, and a job
But not a single beating of his heart was a heart-throb

But then last Friday night...
Under a full moon...
I went to the dance floor...
It happened suddenly, so suddenly, so soon...

I fell in love with a tall, dark latino named Fernando
I can't get enough and I don't even know his last name
He spun me around till I could hardly see the room
Dipped me to the ground, deep and smooth
Looked me in the eyes like a man never before
Loved me like a lover should, but only on the dance floor
I fell in love with a tall dark latino named Fernando

After Jake I tried Bob
Real nice guy, just not quite a heartthrob
Gave it a shot by goin' kinda slow
A real lucky girl's gonna have him someday don'tcha know

The next guy was named Tom
Every day was the prom
He was vain as vanity can be
We'd pass a window and his own reflection's all that he could see

But then last Friday night...
Under a full moon...
I went to the dance floor...
It happened suddenly, so suddenly, so soon...

I fell in love with a tall, dark latino named Fernando
I can't get enough and I don't even know his last name
He spun me around till I could hardly see the room
Dipped me to the ground, deep and smooth
Looked me in the eyes like a man never before
Loved me like a lover should, but only on the dance floor
I fell in love with a tall dark latino named Fernando

He pulled me in, twirled me away
Sent me in a spin: fast, and then delayed
Pulled my lips just a a breath away from his
His fingers drifted down my cheek and rested underneath my chin

It must have been the way he looked at me
I could have danced into eternity
I don't know if he speaks English very well
I know he speaks my language, that much I can tell

I'm tired of all these white boys fumbling around
I'm weary of walking with my feet on the ground
Now that I know what it is to feel alive
A gringo-boy could never keep me truly satisfied

Quando enamore' con un Moreno: don Fernando
I can't get enough and I don't even know his last name
He spun me around till I could hardly see the room
Dipped me to the ground, deep and smooth
Looked me in the eyes like only a lover could
Loved me on the dance floor like only a lover should

Yo lo perdi mi corazon
Quando mae enamore' con un Moreno...
don Fernando